HI, all! Wednesday’s back! I want to get right to it this week, because I think it’s no coincidence God brought us here. There have been several verses that lined up just right with my life as we’ve Wednesday’ed our way through the Bible. This week is one of those. If I Thessalonians caught your attention, tell us all about it in the comments, then come back for II Thessalonians next week!
I Thessalonians 4:13 (NIV)–Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.
I’ve seen this vividly played out over the past couple of weeks. There is a huge difference watching someone grieve a death and watching someone grieve the death of a Christian. One is hopeless, cold, and forever. The other embraces hope, a future, and forever. But that’s a whole different kind of forever.
These past few weeks, I have thanked God for hope. I’ve thanked God for the fact that earthly death is not the end, but that life truly does go on. Isn’t it like God to remind us, just when we need to know it the most?